One of the only remaining pieces of equipment in the distilling room is this green control panel on a bridge suspended in the middle of it all.
Paint lines were constantly monitored through big windows. Adjustments could be made on the dedicated consoles. This is what most of the painting floor looked like.
A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own.
This was one of two skyways that went between production line offices. It’s easy to tell because it’s not reinforced for machinery to travel through it. I also like that it’s a double-decker, so to speak.
Most of the control panels were faceless. No doubt, they were parted out to keep other sugar mills alive.
There are so many pipes i the factory–I wonder how many people knew where they all went, in the days these machines operated at capacity.
A natural reaction with this kind of view.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.